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Cas One Vs Figure signs to SFR! New song/video  Reply with quote  

"Murder Media"
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SFR is proud to welcome CAS ONE Vs FIGURE to the Strange Famous family!

Known individually throughout the independent music world for their ferocious talents in front of the mic and behind the boards, long-time collaborators Cas One (raps) and Figure (beats) have made their artistic union official and signed with Strange Famous Records for their first full-length group album, set to drop late in 2016.

Their new single, “Murder Media”, provides a taste of the meshed styles of the duo, melding their starkly individual styles into a complimentary blend of dark, kinetic sounds and bold, thoughtful wordplay.

These monsters of the Midwest hail from the miniature metropolis of Evansville, Indiana, USA – not the first place on the map that leaps to mind when considering incubators for cutting-edge compositions in the indie rap and EDM worlds. Despite lacking the benefit of big-city support systems, both Cas and Figure have managed to build cult-like followings and gain national notice for their individual endeavors over the years.

Never hiding their fangs, they strive to distill the aggressive nature found in their acclaimed stage shows into their SFR debut, a record that maintains that same energy in your headphones.

For those unfamiliar with the history of the pair: Cas One is best known for his stellar 2013 solo LP “The Monster & The Wishing Well”, and respected by peers and fans alike for his passionate live performances. Figure has built a devoted following worldwide with his signature brand of bass-heavy music, touring the festival circuit and drawing an enormous fan base that bridges the EDM and hip hop communities. He has released a popular multi-volume series of “Monsters” albums, which marry his love of the horror genre with his immense production skills, to massive critical acclaim.
Post Tue May 03, 2016 5:37 pm
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Flawed Logic



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Love the song. Love the video. Nice work fellas
Post Wed May 04, 2016 4:07 pm
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Brynjar



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I miss band names. This *rapper name* and *producer name* thing is really strange.
Post Fri May 06, 2016 4:23 am
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Yo this shit is dirtayyyyy.
Post Fri May 06, 2016 9:42 am
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Brynjar wrote:
I miss band names. This *rapper name* and *producer name* thing is really strange.


I feel you on this to a degree. However, I think the rise of people NOT using group names usually indicates that the artists have their own solo careers. And the grouping is usually a one-off kind of thing. That's obviously not always the case, but it does allow people to represent themselves rather than throwing all of their chips into a group name. I'm not explaining this well. ha. But when people are expecting to pursue a career indefinitely as part of a group, that's when a group name makes the most sense.
Post Fri May 06, 2016 9:29 pm
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Brynjar wrote:
I miss band names. This *rapper name* and *producer name* thing is really strange.


I feel you on this to a degree. However, I think the rise of people NOT using group names usually indicates that the artists have their own solo careers. And the grouping is usually a one-off kind of thing. That's obviously not always the case, but it does allow people to represent themselves rather than throwing all of their chips into a group name. I'm not explaining this well. ha. But when people are expecting to pursue a career indefinitely as part of a group, that's when a group name makes the most sense.


I dislike the name combo as well but haven't found a good alternative, for the reasons stated.

The real question is: whose name goes first? Eric B, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock all got top billing. Coincidence?
Post Sat May 07, 2016 10:02 am
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SFR announcement wrote:
Brynjar wrote:
I miss band names. This *rapper name* and *producer name* thing is really strange.


I feel you on this to a degree. However, I think the rise of people NOT using group names usually indicates that the artists have their own solo careers. And the grouping is usually a one-off kind of thing. That's obviously not always the case, but it does allow people to represent themselves rather than throwing all of their chips into a group name. I'm not explaining this well. ha. But when people are expecting to pursue a career indefinitely as part of a group, that's when a group name makes the most sense.


Yeah I get what you mean but I feel like having group names makes it feel more real and committed, at least to fans. Also living in 2016 where everybody can get info on any everything I feel the your brand name doesn't lose as much.
Post Sun May 08, 2016 10:56 am
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That's assuming that people automatically jump on google as soon as they see the name of a band they're unfamiliar with. Heh. And I'll tell you what...as someone who has spent a lot of time interacting with fans on social networks who don't know how to find information about product or shows, it's not wise to expect those kind of detective skills. Additionally, this style of naming a group is pretty much exclusive to when it's one producer with one emcee. I'm not mad at it. I want a Prince Paul Vs. Xaul Zan album.
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